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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is keen to stay at Stamford Bridge despite speculation linking the Serbian international with Barcelona, according to Goal.

It is understood the La Liga giants will try to sign a full-back and also Darijo Srna, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares and Joao Cancelo are said to be alternative targets.

Anyway the 32-year-old, who joined the Blues in 2008 from Lokomotiv Moscow, could ask for a contract extension.

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Chelsea are considering to recall Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake from his season-long loan spell, according to the Daily Star.

The 21-year-old is struggling to get playing time with the Cherries so far as he picked up only 2 appearances so far.

Ake spent last season on loan at Vicarage Road with Watford playing 24 times and scoring once, while succeeded in totalling only 13 minutes so far under Eddie Howe, then Chelsea seem ready to cut short his season-long loan.

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Inter Milan are considering to place a bid in order to land Chelsea attacking-midfielder Oscar to Italy, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

It is understood the Brazilian star could consider a move away from the Stamford Bridge as he’s struggling to break into Antonio Conte‘s starting XI so far, anyway the Blues won’t reportedly sell him for a fee lesser than £20m.

Anyway, new Chinese ownership Jiangsu Suning are lining-up a new and improved offer ti sign the 25-year-old, who signed four years ago from Internacional.

Inter Milan are reportedly keeping tabs also on Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia.

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Chelsea are still keeping tabs on AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as they looks set to offer him a huge contract in order to land the 17-year-old to the Premier League, according to Mediaset Premium.

Thibaut Courtois is currently impressing at Stamford Bridge but could reportedly move back to his former club Atletico Madrid.

It has been reported that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to bring in the Italian star next summer.


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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, when asked about the best three managers he knew in career so far, claimed that his current boss Antonio Conte is better than Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho as he pays more attention on tactical aspects.

“Conte first, Atletico Madrid’s Simeone second and Mourinho last” the Belgium international is quoted to have said.

Former Chelsea boss José Mourinho concentrated on his side’s intensity, while the Italian manager is working hard on tactics

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Chelsea are lining up an audacious move to land Napoli highly-rated midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to The Sun.

The 19-year-old starlet joined the Serie A giants on a £13m move three months ago and put the pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Azzurri.

It is understood boss Antonio Conte wants the Guinean teenager as N’Golo Kante needs a back-up.

Anyway it is understood also Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on the former Bologna star.

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Eden Hazard‘s brother, Thorgan, has revealed he was sure that would have never impressed with the Chelsea first team, even when he signed for the club.
The Borussia Monchengladbach star Hazard, who left Chelsea in 2015, told Het Nieuwsblad: “I knew I would not stay at Chelsea when I signed for them. It was a great opportunity to join such a big club, but I knew I needed regular playing time to show what I could do”.
“Chelsea like to buy young players and then slowly get them ready. – Hazard added – All the young players like Kevin De Bruyne, Charly Musonda and Romelu Lukaku were shipped out on loan”.
“You need regular playing time at that age. “Maybe Chelsea now regret their decision not to give De Bruyne and Lukaku more chances, I don’t know.”

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Chelsea are set to face Bournemouth, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur between December 26th and January  3rd, anyway manager Antonio Conte admitted he is ‘curious’ about the new habit typical of the Premier League.

“This is the first time my team will play during the Christmas and New Year and I am very keen to discover about this – Conte told the club’s official website – This Christmas I will be in England with all my family, not only my wife and daughter, but also my father and mother and my brothers together. For sure it will be a new Christmas for us.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte told the club’s official website he is pleased to be in charge at Stamford Bridge after joining the Blues last summer.

“This is a good challenge for me, and for my wife and my daughter, – the Italian manager said – because this is the first time for me working in a country with another language, with different habits and also a different method of work, but I am enthusiastic about this experience because I think I arrive in the right moment of my life”. 

“However, for me it is a bit difficult now to enjoy London as usually when you arrive in a new club it is important to put the job for me and my staff above all else in this first period. For this reason I am enjoying only a little of London. I hope in the future to explore London better, but for now I prefer to be concentrated on the work.”

“Sometimes if I go for a walk in Chelsea there are many Italian people here, but it is good and I have seen a lot of respect shown to the players and to me. I appreciate it a lot”.

Anyway, Conte revealed he prefers to spend time with his family: “For now they stay in Italy and every weekend they come here and stay with me. Always they come to games and when we play at home they sit behind me and I want this. I want to feel their support.”

About the food habits: “In England the meat is very good, great chicken and the red meat is fantastic, also the vegetables, and the strawberries in summer.”


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Chelsea are set to launch an audacious move as they want to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to Mediaset Premium.

The Blues are reportedly ready to place a £43m bid plus Cesc Fabregas, who is said to be in search of a loan move to find more playing time.

Also Juventus and Bayern Munich are reportedly keeping tabs on the 24-year-old.



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